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Recently I attended events which got me thinking about the kind of society we are now living in – and the role of the legal profession in it. At the Scottish Mediation conference, Professor Gurchathen Sanghera, a specialist in peace, conflict and violence from the School of International Relat

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Employment law specialist Catriona Aldridge discusses how environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) can help employers with recruitment and reduce turnover. At a time of labour shortages and rising wage demands, implementing workforce ESG strategies can make an employer stand out to pros

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Stephen Eckersley, ICO director of investigations, discusses the rationale behind the decision to begin publishing reprimands. John Edwards, UK Information Commissioner, recently set out our strategic approach to regulatory action when he said: “Members of the public, and those affected by a b

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The senior president of tribunals has announced that judges in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal should no longer be addressed as “Sir/Madam”, but solely as “Judge”. The announcement explains that moving solely to “Judge” uses modern and simpl

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On International Women Human Rights Defenders Day Arnot Manderson Advocates pays tribute to women in Kenya who stand up for equality and human rights. Every 29 November, International Women Human Rights Defenders Day highlights the efforts of hundreds of thousands of women who work tirelessly to def

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As one of those who earnestly laboured at Glasgow University some years ago to teach Nicola Sturgeon Scots law, I have to admit that we failed miserably in making our classes on democracy understood. Following this week's Supreme Court rejection of her government's plea to be allowed to hold a secon

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A new duty is being proposed in Scotland that would require employers to pay for transport home for staff working late night shifts, writes Audrey Ferrie. Scottish Greens MSP Maggie Chapman is working with Unite Hospitality and others to prepare a members’ bill which would require compani

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In a five part series for Scottish Legal News this week, BTO partner Cat MacLean tells the story of an epic legal battle with the Clydesdale Bank. She explains the reality of litigating against a huge opponent with bottomless pockets, the cost and funding of litigation and the need to find leve

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In a five part series for Scottish Legal News this week, BTO partner Cat MacLean tells the story of an epic legal battle with the Clydesdale Bank. She explains the reality of litigating against a huge opponent with bottomless pockets, the cost and funding of litigation and the need to find leve

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In a five part series for Scottish Legal News this week, BTO partner Cat MacLean tells the story of an epic legal battle with the Clydesdale Bank. She explains the reality of litigating against a huge opponent with bottomless pockets, the cost and funding of litigation and the need to find leve

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Dr Kirsteen Shields – senior lecturer in international law and food security at the University of Edinburgh, at the Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Systems – reflects on the most recent discussion of the Land and Human Rights Forum (LAHRAF), exploring food systems' concerns relate

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In a five part series for Scottish Legal News this week, BTO partner Cat MacLean tells the story of an epic legal battle with the Clydesdale Bank. She explains the reality of litigating against a huge opponent with bottomless pockets, the cost and funding of litigation and the need to find leve

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In a five part series for Scottish Legal News this week, BTO partner Cat MacLean tells the story of an epic legal battle with the Clydesdale Bank. She explains the reality of litigating against a huge opponent with bottomless pockets, the cost and funding of litigation and the need to find leve

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